Ever read a book and think “if I were a character in this book, I would…”? Well now’s your chance! Help me finish my novel and I’ll put you in it!
Ever read a book and think “if I were a character in this book, I would…”? Well now’s your chance! Help me finish my novel and I’ll put you in it! Not only that, but you can even help choose your fate in the story! How?!? Keep reading!
What if the predictions of 12th century Bishop and Seer, St. Malachy came true? What if the Pope to follow Benedict will be the last Pope ever, signaling the beginning of the end? What if the fabled Lord Maitreya were to arrive? And what if he were NOT as the Jews call him, the Messiah; as the Hindus call him, Krishna; as the Buddhists call him, Buddha; or as the Muslims call him, Imam Mahdi; or even as some Christians & Atheists call him, the Antichrist? What if he was not one of these…but ALL of them…in ONE being? What would it mean for the world? What would our future be? Well my novel will tell that tale.
Set in the distant future, “The Gemini Chronicles” is book one of a three book series that tells the story of the rise of the Lord Maitreya, and civilizations response to his two century-long rule. This fictional work involves spiritual and religious ideologies, political intrigue, drama, action, suspense, and yes…even romance! And YOU can help me finish writing it. Not only that, YOU could be a supporting character in the story! AND, you could even help choose the fate of your character!
As some of you may well know, writing a novel is a very arduous task that takes a great deal of time and labor and love. And should you be fortunate enough to even have your work published…well let’s just say the odds of making a living as a new author are not necessarily in your favor, even if your work is great! But this is a story that I have been working on since I was 17. Yes, I’m 39 now, so it has truly been a very long time coming. I’ve only been able to work on it in my spare time, between work, having a child, and life in general. But it has evolved over the years and grown into this monumental tale that is so grand and intriguing, it simply must be told! And I’d like to give you all a chance to be a part of it!
So what do you get for helping me? A lot, actually! In addition to receiving access to my blog where you can check my weekly updates and monitor the progress of the book, you can receive original artwork created specifically for the book (yes, I will also be doing illustrations for the book). You can also receive an autographed copy of the book, and even be listed on the books dedication page! And if you pledge a little more, you can receive probably the biggest reward of all for this project…the chance to BE in the story itself as a supporting character! Not only that, but you can actually have the opportunity to have some input into what happens to your character! How awesome is that?
So I hope you will consider getting involved in my project. In addition to the funding needed to complete this project, this is a huge opportunity to connect with an audience and bring my life-long passion to fruition. I thank you for taking the time to check it out.
Earl M. James
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 18, 2010.
Nov 18, 2009 - Jan 18, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
THE SUPPORTER – You will receive a personalized thank you card featuring the title of the book and an illustration to be used in the book, each individually autographed by me.
Pledge $20 or more
THE BELIEVER – You will receive a personalized thank you card and 5 custom trading cards, designed by me, each featuring a character illustration from the book.
Pledge $50 or more
THE PATRON – You will receive the previously mentioned rewards, and your name and link posted on my blog listing you as a supporter of my project.
Pledge $100 or more
THE BENEFACTOR – You will receive the previously mentioned rewards (including 10 custom trading cards instead of 5), and a free autographed copy of the book.
Pledge $250 or more
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THE INSIDER – You will receive the previously mentioned rewards, an invite to a private "meet the author" dinner for you and a guest, your named listed in the dedication page of the book, and a sneak-peak at my notes, sketches, and synopsis for the second book in the series.
Pledge $500 or more
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THE COLLABORATOR – You will receive the previously mentioned rewards, and the biggest reward of all…a small role in my book as a supporting character! I’ll send you a short list of multiple choice questions. Send me your answers and they will help me determine the role of your character as well as their fate! PLUS one of the 10 custom trading cards you receive will be of YOUR character (photo required)!